Would You Pay $1,600 for a Slice of Royal Wedding Cake?
When Marie-Antoinette cried “Let them eat cake!,” she probably didn’t think the sweet stuff would ever go for $1,600 a pop.
But that’s the royal amount a slice of cake served at the wedding of William and Katherine — the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — is expected to fetch at an online auction, Today reports. The bidding starts on May 3.
Think that’s a tad high? Well, it’s so much more than just a piece of cake. This baby, which was once attached to an eight-tier fruit cake that was served at an intimate lunchtime reception during the royal wedding extravaganza, is served up in a gold-and-white decorative tin with a fancy piece of paper that says “With best wishes from TRH [Their Royal Highnesses] The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in celebration of the wedding of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge,” according to the news show.
But, wait. There’s more! You also get the “Order of Service” from the royal wedding — 16-pages of vows, prayers and hymns, Today adds.
It’s just so … so … civilized.
And for those who can’t get enough cake (or enough of British royalty), the auction also will include a slice of wedding cake from the nuptials of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, as well as one from Princess Anne and Capt. Mark Phillips, according to the news show.
“They’re two lovely pieces of royal memorabilia, and rarely seen on the market as they are only gifted to close friends and family who attend the weddings,” Adrian Roose, director of PFC Auctions, tells Today. “The royal section of our auction is particularly strong and interest in the royal family is sky high.”
So is interest in cake.
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